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1275mini

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Computer printed name
« on: November 23, 2020, 01:17:12 pm »

Where you guys getting your ships name printed been looking but no look
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Re: Computer printed name
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2020, 02:13:06 pm »

I get mine from "Just Signs", Leamington Spa.   They have a web site,  Pete
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Re: Computer printed name
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2020, 07:38:34 pm »

For mine I like to make my own.    I choose an outline font and pt size I like and when I am happy with the plot of it I print a copy onto semi gloss photo paper.  Then with my 3.5 mag reading glasses and a set of micro wood chisels carve the characters out to the border outline of the font . Sounds manic but if you just take your time and carefully pare back to the letter outline it is satisfyingly doable.   Then just stick em on. 


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Re: Computer printed name
« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2020, 10:15:44 am »

On my Sovereign, I trimmed of the word Victory and the border and printed off a replica in normal photocopy paper (it was really small so had to be legible) - with the letters and border in a suitable yellow and the inside black, and cut to the edge of the border and then glued on with epoxy and gently varnished, luckily it worked.
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Re: Computer printed name
« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2020, 08:57:02 pm »

Ok so on the mountfleet cruiser tug 1/32 scale what’s the thinking on the correct size for the name length and height i was thinking 15 x 60 mm
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Re: Computer printed name
« Reply #5 on: November 27, 2020, 09:41:04 pm »




this is 35 x 7 mm on a i/48 scale model (the name "CERVIA") ,  to upscale to 1/32  it would be 52mm x 11mm.   I think 15x60 mm would be a tad large. but hopefully this gives you a guide.

The perspective of the image is distorting the actual visual relationship









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Re: Computer printed name
« Reply #6 on: November 27, 2020, 10:29:52 pm »

I print my own onto waterslide transfer paper.


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Re: Computer printed name
« Reply #7 on: November 28, 2020, 08:35:41 am »

on mine the boat owner had some printed in the margins at 1/12 scale when he had a new set of vinyl name stickers made up, since he has gold vinyl name stickers with a red accent, the vinyl guy couldnt do the red accent that small so I bought a red paint marker and hand did the red borders
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Re: Computer printed name
« Reply #8 on: November 28, 2020, 08:40:59 am »

Like this.
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Re: Computer printed name
« Reply #9 on: November 28, 2020, 12:52:02 pm »

Ok so on the mountfleet cruiser tug 1/32 scale what’s the thinking on the correct size for the name length and height i was thinking 15 x 60 mm
Name Cruiser on the bow is 9 x 50mm, stern is 7 x 37mm and the port Glasgow is 4 x 30mm. Measured from the lettering provided by Mountfleet in the kit.
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Re: Computer printed name
« Reply #10 on: December 01, 2020, 06:19:01 pm »

Ordered a vinyl cutter so I can make my own
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Re: Computer printed name
« Reply #11 on: December 01, 2020, 07:01:46 pm »

Out of interest where did you get one? I've been visiting Hobbycraft for many months for a shillouette cameo but they never have one in. I'm the sort of person who must press buttons and check it out first, especially something that expensive but beginning to think they're not actually selling them.  I don't want a cricut.
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